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2003 5.9 Cummin 4x4 diesel. Speeds up slowly on high rpms

Customer Question

2003 5.9 Cummin 4x4 diesel.
Speeds up slowly on high rpms and shakes.
Didn't had oil in transmission filled it already....
Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!
It sounds like the engine may be running poorly and has a lack of power which would usually be caused by a failed injector, but if the transmission fluid was that low then it may have slipped and caused damage. The trans could be in limp in or slipping.
Is there any abnormal smoke?
Does it idle smoothly?
Have you checked for fault codes?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No smoke.
Idles good.
And oil was not all the way empty.. Was missing 6qrts to the level?.What you think?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Can you explain exactly what symptoms you're having?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry I was at church.
Ok, i get slow speed at end of my day working, pulling 4 ton small trailer.Like on stop sign I stop and I have to pick up rpm to 3000 to speed and it's really slow.212000 miles. You know I think it's on brink of breaking, my brother was telling it might be injectors.It feels like there is power but something NOT shifting to higher gear ..
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Is the transmission slipping?
Is it taking off in third gear?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It goes little faster after 50miles.
I think transmission is done because what happened is, one transmission shop was checking on my transmission when I bought the truck and they unscrewed nuts on oil panel and didn't tight all of them up all the way . So it drained out really slowly. Until I found out it was empty.
So I think it messed up trans.Do you think it will be wise if I trade this truck in dealership before it breaks down all the way?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Is the transmission slipping?
Is it taking off in third gear?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, and the gears switch with hard force
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Yes to which question?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Transmission has hard time to change gears.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Is it taking off in third gear?